Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are thy branches? I absolutely love Christmas and especially Christmas trees with all the sparkle and twinkle. When I was growing up, we had one Christmas tree in our Living Room. My earlier childhood days, we had a real tree. But as I grew up, my mom transitioned to a faux tree with lights. We really thought we were something special! I remember early on; we had sentimental ornaments. The ones you use every year. But as we grew up, my mom experimented with themed trees. One year, we made spool doll ornaments for the whole tree. I still have one of those ornaments.
When my parents moved (I was already in college by then), my mom started adding more trees. She had one in the kitchen. She added one in the Basement Family Room. And of course, the big one in the Living Room. I think she even put one in the office. So, if you’re asking where can I put a tree? My answer is, anywhere. Let’s get to it.
Nothing says “Welcome to our Home” like a beautifully decorated front porch. What you have on your front porch is a first impression of your home. I love styling around our front door for all the different seasons/holidays. But Christmas is my favorite. I’ve had large and small trees on our front porch over the years. You can go “all out” or just keep it simple.
Maybe you don’t have a large front porch for a tree, that’s okay. Place one in your entry. Or you can always do a tabletop tree if you’re short on space. I usually use a pencil tree that I’ve had for years! I’ve had this tree since the first year of our marriage…so 22 years! I still love it. I just keep it very simple with white lights and a tree topper. I love this tree in a giant crock…definitely makes a statement.
The Kitchen. The heart of the home. Why wouldn’t it get its own tree. I remember my mom had a small tree in her kitchen and she decorated it with cardinals. I think a tree with kitchen utensils would be cute. Themed trees are fun for the kitchen.
I’ve had a very plain tree in the kitchen and also fully decorated ones. I love a primitive tree right on the island. And don’t forget all those tiny trees! You can add them anywhere! I like to use tiny bottle brush trees on my shelves or under the cabinets.
We do not have a separate Dining Room in our home, so the Dining area and the Kitchen are basically the same room. But this year, I placed the tree more in the Dining area since we sold the China Cabinet this year. I really love the simplicity of the tree this year. If you have a larger area, you definitely could go with a larger tree….go all out with the decorations. But if your Dining area is smaller, you can go with a pencil or a slim tree and keep the decorations very simple.
Our Mudroom and Laundry Room are very small, so no room for a larger tree. But that’s not going to stop me from decorating for Christmas! I love a small primitive tree with no lights in the mudroom. I placed it in a French pitcher, which I just love! For the Laundry Room, I added a tiny tree with battery powered timer lights. It’s so cute in a small crock. I also added a collection of bottle brush trees. You just can’t go wrong with bottle brush trees!
I really need to add a tree in the Master Bathroom, but there are a lot of changes that I want to make in that room. But that’s for another day. I like to add a small tree in the Guest Bath/Noah’s Bathroom. I place a small primitive tree in a vintage urn right on the bathroom counter. If you don’t have a large counter, you can always use a tiny bottle brush tree for a simple look.
In my house, all the bedrooms get a Christmas tree. I love a Christmas tree in the bedroom. The twinkle lights are just magical. This year, I added 2 trees to our room, and I really think I should have had 3. I use pink, white, and silver decorations in the Master Bedroom on a flocked tree. Last year, I had a white tree with the same color scheme.
Teen Boy Bedroom
My son’s room gets a slim pencil tree. I let him decorate it how he wants. He usually has all the “family” ornaments and ornaments that he’s made over the years. Several years ago, my mom gave him his own set of Monster Truck ornaments and he just loves them. He uses them every year.
In the guest room, I add a simple rose gold tinsel tree with white lights. I like to place it in a different vessel or vase on top of the dresser. If we had a larger room, I’d probably use a bigger tree.
After we finished the Theater Room, my son asked me if I was going to put a tree in the Theater Room. I didn’t think I had one that would fit…but I found one in my stash. I added a small “Charlie Brown” tree with white lights in a basket and it’s the perfect Christmas touch.
And now the main room, the Living Room. When we were building our home, I had to have vaulted ceilings in the Living Room specifically for my tree. Is it crazy to design a house around a tree? Maybe. We’ve had our Christmas Tree since 2004 and I just haven’t found the right one to replace it. Almost all the lights are burned out, so I had to add several strands of lights. Some years I’ve done a theme tree with specific colors. A couple years ago, I did pink and white. I loved the color scheme. Last year, I did burgundy, white, black, and gold. This year, I wanted a traditional/nostalgic tree. I used vintage colors and all our glass ornaments. And I added a lot of tinsel. I really love it.
I hope you were inspired just a little. The important thing is to find a setup that you love and makes you happy so you can really enjoy the Holiday season in your home. Let me know all the places you add Christmas trees in your home. I love to hear from you!
Until next time Treasure Hunters!
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